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Reed Richardson

Reed Richardson

Reed Richardson is a media critic whose work has appeared in The Nation, Harvard University’s Nieman Reports and the textbook Media Ethics (Current Controversies). Follow him on Twitter: @reedfrich

Articles by this author

 

Fox News’ Self-Fulfilling Propaganda on Ocasio-Cortez

How right-wing cable spent months demonizing the freshman lawmaker—then falsely inflated her unpopularity

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‘Trump Says…’: The Journalistic Scourge of Echo-Chamber Headlines

Deferential social media framing spreads White House propaganda and betrays public trust

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Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, and Factcheck False Equivalence

WaPo rates Ocasio-Cortez's misconstrued Pentagon study as bad as Trump's biggest lies

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Who, Us? Corporate Media Ignore Their Role in Trump’s Refugee ‘Invasion’ Panic

Trump might as well have been the front-page assignment editor for elite newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times, which simply couldn’t resist the siren song of his manufactured crisis

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As Trump Commits to Endless War, Corporate Media Obsess Over Anonymous Op-Ed

Seventeen years after 9/11, the corporate media still finds itself overwhelmingly making the same mistakes when it comes to its war coverage: obsessing over shiny, ephemeral Beltway distractions while the most important, consequential stories get either ignored or buried

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Journalism of, by and for the Elite

How the New York Times and Wall Street Journal mirror the one percent they cover

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West Virginia Strike Highlights Corporate Media’s Atrophied Labor Coverage

In a media system structurally designed to be "enthusiastically supportive" of business, the failure of outlets to provide insightful coverage of workers' struggles is glaring

Reed Richardson ·

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